five months.

Today, Alex and I have been married for five months! It may not seem like a big deal, but in that five months my heart has changed and grown in ways I hadn't expected. As we go through life as a newly married couple and clearly point out things we want in our marriage, and even more specifically, how we're going to do the first year together, I am more certain with each day that I could not be happier. The funny thing is that although we don't have a significant second income right now, we are content. We are happy with where we live, the cars we drive and the "stuff" we have (okay, so we're both BIG fans of clothes and would probably like some new ones some time soon...we still have more than enough!). Amazingly, God has provided for us in some really remarkable ways. He has given us random goodies that save some money a la my parents, some references through friends who have given Alex some free lance work, very random odd jobs (for Alex) that people need done and don't have anyone who can do them, a very wonderful (and reasonable!) studio to live in, and babysitting that is good for my soul and gives us some spending money. God's provision, and our dependence have marked these first five months and what a joy it is to have these stories to tell.

Another thing that has marked these five months is time. I am so spoiled. I spend nearly all of my time with Alex! This might sound normal, but let me tell you it's not! With Alex still looking for a full time position, we get to be with each other on my weekends (thursday and friday) and normal weekends since he volunteers in RH//kids. So fun! I can't think of another time outside of retirement when we'll have so much time so I can't help but see it as a huge blessing! So....all this to say, I love my husband, I love being married, and I love being spoiled :).


Halloweenie Fun

Last weekend was super fun for the Pavones! A couple of weeks ago, we decided to invite my siblings over to carve pumpkins with us. Of course that quickly turned into a bbq, because what fun is it to have people over with no food?? We quickly realized that our little barbecue wouldn't really fit much, so hot dogs were in order! We had fun choosing our pumpkins at the pumpkin patch on Thursday (which you can see at alex's blog.), went to Disneyland on Friday to see all of the fun Hallowen Time festivities, and had our Halloweenie party on Sunday. It was a great day, and so fun to carve pumpkins! Of course, the kids were done in about 5 minutes leaving the adults to finish the work! Here are some photos of the fun!

Main St. USA::

The Haunted Mansion!

Alex and I enjoying the fun decor::

My pumpkin cupcakes!!
Rudy carving Triniti's pumpkin!
Look how big my smoocher is!! (Maliah nicknamed her smooch when she was first born :))
Maliah and Triniti love posing for the camera!
My pumpkin is the one with the spiderweb...Alex made the skull. Alex actually ended up finishing mine since I made a hole in the web!



I'd like to welcome my wonderful husband to the blogging world.... Go visit him here!

ice skating with a 5 year old...

I am waaay behind on posting, but we had a hilarious experience with ice skating. Alex tried to teach Maliah to skate...key word is tried...she never ended up standing on her own! it was probably one of funniest things I've ever seen! Here you Go!


family fun!

This past week, my sister-in-law Nicole and our niece Gigi came to California! We drove down on Tuesday after work and spent a few days with the family. It was fun to see everyone. On Friday, we went to the San Diego Zoo (I had NEVER been beforee!) and Alex got some fun shots...unfortunately, blogger hasn't been letting me post pictures all week long!grrr....

If you're really interested, you can see them here.


Palmer for President!

Do you ever watch TV and really fall in love with the characters? Well...Alex and I totally do! I am pretty much depressed over the awfulness of both presidential (and vice presidential) candidates this election season, and I'm really wishing that two of my favorite characters would be real! You see, I am a HUGE fan of 24, and could there be a better president than David Palmer?
I don't really think so. We don't know if it would be possible to find a better candidate...however there is another contender....Robert McCallister. He's pretty much wonderful....and I like his TV politics too! Do I really have to choose one of the real life candidates??


How awesome would it be to go to Israel, Egypt and Jordan?! If only I could take an entire month off work before the busiest time of the year!!